PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Mickleover Sports

PREVIEW: Spennymoor Town Vs Mickleover Sports

Spennymoor Town welcome Mickleover Sports to the Brewery Field on Saturday in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division for what is the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Seventh-placed Moors are looking to build on last weekend's 2-1 win at Ashton United as they enter a busy and testing Christmas period.  Meanwhile 15th-placed Sports are playing only their second game in 11 days after suffering a replay defeat at Vanarama National League North Brackley Town in the F.A.Trophy, and Tuesday night's Derbyshire Senior Cup defeat on penalties to Borrowash Victoria.

 

Match Details:

Spennymoor Town v Mickleover Sports

Northern Premier League, Premier Division

The Brewery Field, Saturday 10th December, Kick Off 3pm.

Admission £10 Adults, £6 Concessions, £3 Children (U6 Free).

Turnstiles at Wood Vue open at 1.30pm and Tees Crescent open from 2:30pm.

 

The Opposition:

Now in their second season in the Premier Division, Derby-based Mickleover Sports are still well-placed with games in hand for a play-off spot and player manager John McGrath(pictured) has this week signed Sheffield United striker Connor Hall on loan to bolster their attacking options.

 

Recent Form:

Mickleover Sports' played a youthful team against Borrowash Victoria on Tuesday night which ended in a 2-2 draw before losing on penalties in the Derbyshire Senior Cup, and their last league fixture saw them beat Marine 2-1.

Sports' stand out results this season inlcude a 3-1 away win at Nantwich Town and a 2-0 home win over Matlock Town.

 Sports' current form reads - LLDWDWL

 

One To Watch:

Clinton Morrison

The 37-year-old London born former Republic of Ireland striker joined Sports at the start of the season, having scored over 100 goals for Crystal Palace and represented Republic of Ireland at the 2002 World Cup with 36 full caps and 9 goals.

 

The Gaffer says...

"Mickleover will be a potential banana skin, despite their lower league position. They’ll be harbouring playoff hopes and have shown glimpses of being able to achieve this. They have very experienced players who have played at the highest level, so we know how tough the task will be."